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Mary PruessMary Pruess
WQPT General Manager

April 2017


Dear Friends of WQPT

We had an amazing time at Imagination Station on March 18. It is truly wonderful to see outreach initiatives in action, as young children engage with Mr. Scott, PBS KIDS characters, our volunteers and staff. Imagination Station builds on the learning success created by PBS KIDS programs with hands-on activities that reinforce our quality programming and its benefits in a family oriented, fun way.

We extend our gratitude to our new and renewing members who showed their support during our important March Membership campaign. There is still time to join or renew your WQPT membership and take advantage of an amazing assortment of Membership Thank You gifts.

As a leading community service in the region, our intention is to serve you through historical, cultural, and educational programming and events.

Our newest initiative, Vibrant Neighborhoods explores the rich history of immigrants who moved to the United States with hopes of creating the American dream. Through challenges and successes, immigrants have and continue to contribute to the rich tapestry that is the Quad Cities region and the nation.

This 18-month initiative will include local interviews, programs and community discussions, as well as national PBS program content, to foster understanding and awareness of older and newer immigrant communities within the region. Read more

Our annual Ready to Learn Conference will be held Saturday, April 22 held on the Western Illinois University campus in Moline. This year we have expanded our workshops, which cover a spectrum of up-to-date topics for Early Childhood professionals, parents, childcare providers and others.

This July, as part of WQPT's Embracing Our Military, we will be hosting The Wall That Heals along with a series events, including Veterans History Project, televised screenings, Military Kids Day and more. The Wall That Heals is mobile half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial (The Wall) in Washington, D.C., accompanied by a Mobile Education Center.

The Wall That Heals exhibit is an outstanding educational tool. It also provides veterans who have been unable to cope with the prospect of facing The Wall to find the strength and courage to do so within their own communities, thus allowing the healing process to begin.

We are looking for sponsors and volunteers to help with this important exhibit and series of events. Contact us to learn more.


Warm regards,

 Mary Pruess


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